All current delegates (2016-21) are invited to attend the World Methodist Council meeting in Seoul, Korea. A limited number of observers may also register on a first come, first served basis. Registration will be available 1 April.
Date: 12-15 July 2018
Location: Kwanglim Methodist Church, Seoul, Korea
Host Hotel: The InterContinental Seoul COEX – New room reservations will be made based on availability and must be made by sending the reservation form by email to email@example.com.
(View hotel information in English)
(Early registration rates available until 1 June)
Delegates are encouraged to arrive at Incheon International Airport where greeters will assist you with purchasing tickets for ground transportation. Limousine bus tickets can be purchased on arrival at bus ticket stands located inside the first floor of the Arrivals terminal 1 next to Gates 4 and 9 or in the Transit Center (1F/B1) of Terminal 2. See this website for a visual guide.
KMC greeters in blue vest with the sign “2018 world Methodist Council meeting” at Gate 4A in Terminal 1 and Bus stop 17, 18, and 19 in Terminal 2 from 09:00 am to 18:00 pm on July 11-12. Volunteers will be waiting for you at the Intercontinental Hotel Coex and Peyto Hotel as well.
Special Events Hosted by the Korean Methodist Church, Kwanglim Methodist Church
Invitation to the Kwanglim Service for Conclusion of 40 days Prayer
Kwanglim Methodist Church is one of the largest Methodist Churches in Korea and the world. They are hosting a very special holy gathering, “HorebMountain 40 Days Prayer.” Almost 10,000 members (5,000 members in main sanctuary and others in several branch churches) have gathered at 04:45 am in the very early morning for 40 days seeking for the presence of God as Moses did at Mountain Horeb. This will be such a unique and authentic experience with the vibrant Christian life of Korean Methodist Church. Please come and see! If you want to join in the prayer, send an email to Kwanglim office. firstname.lastname@example.org They will meet you at the entrance of the Hotel at 04:10 am on July 13 Friday.
Sunday Worship Attendance
(for those said “Yes” to Sunday Worship Attendance on Online Registration)
- Option 1 – Full Day
You are invited to attend worship at a local Methodist church who will welcome you with great Korean hospitality. They will provide you with round trip transportation and will host lunch and dinner for you. You will be provided with a time of sightseeing or shopping as well. In the evening, you will participate in the Peace Prayer Meeting at the Plaza “Hope” of KMC Head Office at 19:00 pm. If you are interested in this option and are able to follow the schedule described above, please email Rev. Susan Nam email@example.com.
- Option 2 – Morning and Lunch only
If you are not able to follow the schedule of Option 1 due to your flight itinerary or other reasons, you may attend Sunday Service at 11:00 in Kwanglim Methodist Church. Buses from Kwanglim MC will meet you at the hotel entrance at 10:20 am on Sunday morning. Kwanglim Methodist Church will provide you with round trip transportation and lunch. You will be back to the Hotel after lunch around 13:00 pm by bus or leave for your next destination by your own schedule. If you do not send an email to Susan Nam for Option 1, it is assumed that you will attend Kwanglim Sunday Service (Option 2).
For your information, there is an Airport Limousine Bus Stop near to Kwanglim MC within 5 minutes walking distance.
(Subject to Change)
|Wednesday 11 July|
|13:00||18:00||Arrivals and Registration|
|15:00||17:00||Executive Officers Meet|
|Thursday 12 July|
|8:00||18:00||Arrivals and Registration|
|9:00||12:00||Steering Committee meet at Kwanglim MC|
|14:00||15:30||Nominating Committee meets|
|Friday 13 July|
|At Kwanglim Methodist Church|
|4:00||6:00||Service for Conclusion of 40 Days of Prayer – Kwanglim MC|
|Shuttles to Church: 7:00 – 8:30 departing hotel every 30 min.|
|7:30||8:15||KMC delegates, observers Registration|
|Committees meet as needed|
|8:30||9:45||Opening Worship – Reconciliation|
|Greeting from KMC President Bishop|
|Bishop Kim Sundo and Rev. Kim Chung Suk|
|Facilitators – Rev. Dr. J.C. Park and Ms. Gillian Kingston|
|10:00||12:30||Council Meeting – Moving Toward Consensus-based Discernment|
|12:30||13:30||Lunch – hosted by GBGM Asia Office|
|– Announcements & Sharing|
|– Introduce Bylaws/Constitution changes|
|Shuttles between Church and hotel: 14:00 – 18:00 departing every 60 min. (departing church on the hour, departing hotel on half-hour – last bus departing at 17:30 from hotel to church)|
|14:00||14:15||Refreshment break, moving into committee meetings – hosted by Korean Methodist Church (KMC)|
|16:00||18:00||Banquet – hosted by Kwanglim Methodist Church|
|18:30||Korean Church Night|
|Shuttles to hotel will depart following Korean Church Night|
|Saturday 14 July|
|At Kwanglim Methodist Church|
|Shuttles to Church 7:00 – 8:30 departing hotel every 30 min.|
|7:30||8:15||Committees meet as needed|
|8:30||9:45||Worship – Theme “Peace”|
|– WesleyMen Asia-Korea Induction Celebration – Mr. Jay-Seong Yoo and Rev. Steve Hickle|
|– Peace Award Presentation|
|10:00||11:00||Council Meeting – Moving Toward Consensus-based Discernment|
|11:00||12:30||Council Meeting – Exec. & Affiliate Reports, Business|
|12:30||13:30||Lunch – hosted by KMC|
|13:30||15:00||Council Meeting – Committee Reports|
|15:00||15:15||2021 Conference announcement|
|15:15||16:00||Voting on Bylaws/Constitution changes|
|16:00||16:30||Refreshment break – hosted by KMC|
|17:30||Dinner at your own expense|
|Shuttles to hotel departing at 18:00 and 19:00|
|Sunday 15 July – Activities coordinated by KMC Host Committee|
|Worship at area Korean Methodist Churches (see info above)|
|20:00||Candlelight Service at Kwangwhamoon Square (see info above)|
|Monday 16 July|